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    what does HTML mean? i don't speak techno.
    in the profile page, it asks about HTML being allowed. HUH?

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    Quote Originally Posted by butterflywing
    what does HTML mean? i don't speak techno.
    in the profile page, it asks about HTML being allowed. HUH?
    No idea - will ask Hans but be prepared for a very loooonggg, borrrinngggg techo reply!

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    Hans not home til this eve and google quicker - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HTML

    still don't understand it though!

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    It is an acronym for HyperText Markup Language. It is the code that is 'behind' websites....it basically tells the internet how to make things appear and what to do.

    This is a helpful website to explain things better:
    http://www.arachnoid.com/lutusp/html_tutor.html

    I am a non-IT person working in an IT department (on the admin side), and half the time I feel like everyone is speaking a different language. I have to look things up on the web (bloomin' acronyms) on a daily basis!

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    Ah, promising about the attention span required to read it but I'm sorry Mary, I STILL glazed over after the first sentence! Hopefully it will answer BW's question though!

    I did a summer job at IBM while I was at uni - the in-joke was that IBM stood for 'Its Better Manually'!!!

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    I am an unemployed IT person. Yes it means Hyper Text Markup Language. It simply is the language the internet speaks. Funny how it looks like English huh?

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    my mac speaks has no language skills. no bold, no italics, no underlines, etc. so i'm going to try italics the way i was just shown:

    hello, everyone


    there. i know i'm now in another mode, but did it work?


    Edit: nope. i got something wrong.



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    anyway, is this why i sometimes get written material, usually in emails, that look like they're written in hieroglyphs? because it's in another 'language"?

    or i sometimes can't send images to chit-chat by copy-paste? because the forum and my mac speak different languages?

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    Quote Originally Posted by butterflywing
    anyway, is this why i sometimes get written material, usually in emails, that look like they're written in hieroglyphs? because it's in another 'language"?

    or i sometimes can't send images to chit-chat by copy-paste? because the forum and my mac speak different languages?
    geen flauw idee!!!

    (my favourite Dutch expression - well, of the clean ones - means no bloomin idea!)

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    now, that expression is DEFINITELY written in a different language. neither my puter nor i can understand it :lol:

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